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Heartbroken Family Seeks Lost Dog Weeks After ‘Best Friend’ Dies

Dog might be looking for companion that died three weeks ago...never spent a day apart.

An Avon Lake family is desperate to find its 9-year-old Pomeranian/Poodle mix they believe may have wandered off in search of her best friend, who died three weeks ago.

The family believes PJ, a 12-pound “PomPoo” was taken from the front of her home on SR 83/Avon Belden Rd. in Avon Lake, between Pin Oak Parkway and Weber Rd. The dog may have wandered too close to the busy road, and a good Samaritan picked her up to keep her out of danger, Barb Worcester, the dog’s owner said.  The family is offering a reward for PJ's safe return with no questions asked.

"This is a very difficult time for our family," said Barb Worcester, dog owner. "Just three weeks ago we had to put our nine-year-old Border Collie, Mojo, to sleep due to kidney cancer. PJ has not been herself since. She was very depressed and sits by the front and back doors watching diligently for Mojo to return.”

Worcester said it’s possible that she wandered too close to SR 83 in hopes of finding her  best friend. The two dogs have never spent a day apart until recently, when Mojo was laid to rest.

"We thank whomever has her, assuming that they were looking out for her safety," Worcester said. "It's time, however, for her to come home. PJ has a special diet and a daily routine that should not be deviated from. Please call us with any information at 440-930-5669.  We are devastated. It's difficult enough losing one pet who has been a beloved part of our family for nine years. Losing two is just too much. Please, whoever has her, bring her home. You will be rewarded for your kindness."

PJ was wearing a pink collar with white paw prints, along with a red flea collar. She does not interact well with strangers.

Pat Heiland July 20, 2012 at 04:21 PM
It may have been closer to Waterside Crossings on the South side of the road. I showed my son the picture and he agreed we spotted her.
Renee July 20, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Please call the number in the article if you haven't already and let them know!
Michelle Simakis July 20, 2012 at 08:10 PM
This is so sad. My heart goes out to you guys, and I hope you find PJ soon. Nearly the exact same thing happened to my family. After we had to put our 17-year-old sheltie to sleep, our other dog, also a sheltie, wasn't the same. Buddy, the younger dog, had also never spent a day without Honey. He was depressed and also wandered off one night when someone accidentally left the gate open. We looked for hours with no luck, and we were devastated, until we got a call the next afternoon. Someone had picked up our dog right in front of our house the night before. When we arrived to pick Buddy up, a little girl was carrying him and indicated to me that she had already named him "Spice" in hopes we wouldn't find him! Keep up hope. I'm sure you've already called nearby shelters, right? We notified them and they connected us with the woman who found our dog and lived about a quarter mile away.
Pat Heiland July 20, 2012 at 09:54 PM
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Laurie Valenti July 25, 2012 at 06:57 AM
I live in Columbia station off of Rt 82, Just letting U know I have shared this on my facebook and will help spread the word as much as possible♥ My heart goes out to you, I know that lose too. A month ago I had to put two of my babies down within 3 days of one another, both due to kidney failure. :'( I pray U find ur baby♥

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